Friday, July 17, 2009

Net options

She tapped the on button and waited, drumming her fingers absentmindedly on her desk as the computer made its usual thrumming and grinding noises; she knew the exact moment it would sing the refrain that meant "get to work." She took a last sip of coffee just before the first note, knowing that by the time she thought about it again, her coffee would be stone cold.

She began her research where she'd left off last night; one page led to another as she watched information swirl before her eyes in a wild dance on the screen. She quickly cut and pasted relevant bits into a scratch file to sort out later; she didn't believe in mixing gathering with comprehension. She would analyze and digest the information later; now, anything that looked as thought it might be relevant was simply captured and caged.

Penelope loved options.

© 2009 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Seed beads, beadweaving, glass pearls, glass beads, button clasps. Hand fabricated.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rock pool

She arched her back and let her hair fall back into the water; she stretched her arms toward the sky and felt the soft warmth of the sun on her skin. With no prior thought, she pushed off the rock and was gliding backwards through the water; she turned and dove deeply.

Her hair streaming out behind her, she swam until she was exhausted. Then, perched on a rock on the edge of the pool, her hair curling wetly over her breasts and back, she smiled.

© 2009 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Seed beads, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals and pearls. Beaded Bead patterns by Jewelry Tales and Bead Origami. Hand fabricated.